Fort Henry Days celebration will be held on Saturday, September 03 and Sunday, September 04, 2016 at the Levenson Shelter and Camp Russell sites at Oglebay Park in Wheeling. More information at www.forthenrydays.org
Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
465 Lodge Drive
Wheeling WV 26003
The WVSSAR will hold its Fall 2016 Board of Management meeting on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon at the Waffle Hut, 2118 Sutton Lane, Sutton, WV 26601. All Compatriots are welcome to attend.
The Waffle Hut
2118 Sutton Lane
Sutton, WV 26601
Declaration of Independence
As you, your families and friends celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend, take time to read the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, which is commemorated by our Independence Day – Fourth of July – July Fourth federal holiday. And then remember our patriot ancestors who sacrificed so much to give us our great country – The United States of America. Continue reading
The WVSSAR Newsletter Summer 2016 edition is now available.
Our most sincere thanks and appreciation to Tom Galloway, the WVSSAR Newsletter Editor, for his dedication and excellent work that he always performs with the publishing of our West Virginia Society SAR Newsletter. Tom is also the President of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter WVSSAR.
You can view and download the WVSSAR Newsletter Summer 2016 edition HERE
The following information and photo was provided by Compatriot Robert K Grumbling Jr:
The Point Pleasant flag retirement ceremony was conducted at Fort Randolph, Point Pleasant , WV on June 14, 2016. Under a hot June sun 400 unserviceable American Flags were retired according to SAR policy guideline practices. Event attended by 40 public / US citizens. Continue reading
On behalf of the officers and members of the West Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution, we extend our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of James Lemuel “Jim” Lockhart, who passed away on Thursday, June 02, 2016. Continue reading
The following photo of the WVSSAR Color Guard at the Siege of Fort Randolph reenactment on May 21, 2016 was provided by Compatriot Bob Grumbling.
WVSSAR Color Guard at the Siege of Fort Randolph, 21 May 2016
The Siege of Fort Randolph is reenacted annually at Krodel Park located at Point Pleasant WV to celebrate the successful defense of Fort Randolph against 200 Shawnee warriors in May of 1778.
Well-known Historian Karen Nance will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, May 12 meeting of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter. Nance’s topic will be “Slavery and the Underground Railroad in the Tri-State”.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Enslow Park Presbyterian Church,
1338 Enslow Blvd., Huntington, W.V.
Refreshments will the served and is open to the public.
Dear Chapter Presidents,
As the new State Color Guard Commander, I would like to form a roster of Compatriots interested in serving in the State Color Guard. If you would forward names of those who will serve at our events it will be appreciated. I would like to have their phone number and e-mail address, sent from them or from you which ever is more convenient. Continue reading